Salt Lake Shitty

I post here simply to memorialize the incident, earlier this week, where Bruce Rainnie suggested, during a live Compass broadcast, that the 2002 Olympics were held in “Salt Lake Shitty.”

Bruce handled the “incident” with such humour and aplomb that he should win some sort of award.


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Bruce Rainnie on September 2, 2006 - 01:50 Permalink


Yes, indeed, a memorable moment. I now have a new answer for kids at schools when they ask, “Has anything embarrassing ever happened to you on air ? “
For the record, the word I was planning to say after “City” was “She.” Sadly, the two morphed. I pledge to never again place these words back-to-back in a broadcast.
Onward we go…

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oliver on September 3, 2006 - 07:10 Permalink

Back in the golden age of broadcasting I bet no one got near a microphone who couldn’t say “She sells see shells by the seashore” seven times fast. Now…. Well, I’m sure it’s the fault of Nintendo.

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Mark on September 3, 2006 - 07:48 Permalink

That was certainly another classic moment in CBC history. It was a great cover up humour wise considering it happened so fast. I had a great laugh at it. Good job Bruce.

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Kevin on September 4, 2006 - 15:33 Permalink

For a few years I was known as the “aw shit!” guy after a busy CFCY tech failed to notice there were two takes on the ‘CN Marine Ferry Schedule and Traffic Report’ tape. The “aw shit!” was simply exasperation after jumbling the last few seconds of what was otherwise a fairly good take.

It was a good thing though. I was immersed in an instant into Rule One of broadcasting which is: Never say shit, piss, fk, (or any of the Dreaded Seven) while there is a microphone in the room — even one that’s not wired up. A good rule given that ‘potty mouth’ among broadcasters is at least as bad as it is among hockey players or construction workers.